New signs at the Vet Center

LIHUE — One of the several handicapped parking stalls will have an additional sign — a metal plaque of appreciation for the East Kauai Lions Club.

“At first, the plaque was going to be put on the inside,” said Aida Cruz, Kauai Veteran Center manager. “But when the East Kauai Lions came to do their Parking Lot Re-Striping Project, they added several more Americans with Disabilities Act stalls. They also installed the Handicapped placards, so I guess one of those ADA stalls will be where the sign goes. Before the Lions did their volunteerism, there were no signs on the handicapped parking.”

Mike Johnson, Kauai Veteran Center facilities operations manager, said the EK Lions — about eight of them — came to re-stripe the parking lot in late March.

“They had to come back several times because of the weather,” Johnson said. “But they returned and finished the job.”

Cruz said there are now 168 parking stalls at the center, including the new ADA stalls for the handicapped.

Harvey Kinoshita, representing the East Kauai Lions Club, said he is a disabled veteran so helping the Kauai Veteran Center was a no-brainer.

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